The sister of a painter who died by suicide in Shasta County custody has been awarded $12.75 million in a case against the city, county and the jail’s healthcare company – the largest settlement of its kind against Wellpath, the plaintiff’s lawyers said.
Wellpath agreed to pay Katherine Johnson, the sister of 56-year-old Randall Johnson, $11.1 million. Meanwhile, Shasta County and the city of Redding have already paid her $1.65 million. The agreement was formalized in U.S. District Court in Sacramento on August 22.
“Wellpath has shown time after time that it puts profits over people and money over medical care,” said the Johnson’s attorney, Julia Sherwin of Haddad & Sherwin in Oakland.
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